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Retirement Will Kill You (i.e., "Work Will Set You Free")... Obama's Ex-OMB Hack Says Work To Death
Real Clear Politcs ^ | June 12, 2013 | Peter Orszag

Posted on 06/12/2013 6:49:26 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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Retirement Will Kill You

Teddy Roosevelt once said “the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Recent research suggests he may have been more right than he knew: Life’s “best prize” might actually extend life itself.

Our common perception is that retirement is a time when we can relax and take better care of ourselves after stressful careers. But what if work itself is beneficial to our health, as several recent studies suggest?

One of them, by Jennifer Montez of Harvard University and Anna Zajacova of the University of Wyoming, examined why the gap in life expectancy between highly educated and less-educated Americans has been growing so rapidly. (I have explored this topic in several previous columns, and have also agreed to be co-chairman of a National Academy of Sciences panel that will delve into it in more detail.)

Examining the growing educational gradient in life expectancy from 1997 to 2006, Montez and Zajacova focused on white women ages 45 to 84. In addition to differential trends in smoking by education, they concluded that among these women “employment was, in and of itself, an important contributor.” The life expectancy of less-educated women was being shortened by their lower employment rates compared with those of highly educated women.

The researchers tried to test whether the problem was that less-educated people had worse health, and therefore couldn’t work. But they found that “the contribution of employment to diverging mortality across education levels is at least partly due to the health benefits derived from employment.”

Unhealthy Retirement

Researchers at the Institute of Economic Affairs in the U.K. have also recently identified ...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arbeitmachtfrei; bankrupt; keepworking; obamanation; obamanomics; payyourtaxes; peterorszag; retirement; taxedenoughalready; workharder; worktodeath
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"Arbeit macht frei" ... Work will set you free

1 posted on 06/12/2013 6:49:26 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 06/12/2013 6:50:52 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
I remember this guy.

Life can be complicated. So it turns out for OMB Director Peter Orszag, who, just weeks before getting engaged to ABC correspondent Bianna Golodryga, became a new father -- via his ex-girlfriend.

3 posted on 06/12/2013 6:52:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: DogByte6RER

Doing work for oneself is both mentally rewarding and simultaneously Galtish in that the Feds haven’t figured out how to tax work one does for oneself.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 6:53:11 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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5 posted on 06/12/2013 6:59:02 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Paladin2

I retired three years ago but my old customers still call.


6 posted on 06/12/2013 6:59:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: DogByte6RER

a lifetime EBT card is the “equalizer”


7 posted on 06/12/2013 7:02:10 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: DogByte6RER
Should have got a government job...Retire in your 50s with lottery style government pensions and top shelf government retirement benefits...

The rest of you in the private sector will get government gang banged till ya drop dead..

8 posted on 06/12/2013 7:02:11 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Work flows to the competent.


9 posted on 06/12/2013 7:03:23 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: DogByte6RER

10 posted on 06/12/2013 7:04:22 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: DogByte6RER

Retirement will kill you? What about sitting home on your a** all day on welfare?

I find most retired people to be quite active as they are use to having to get up and do things and would be bored doing nothing. Stay at home moms aren’t bringing home the paycheck but are working.

I don’t think it’s retirement, it’s laziness that will kill you.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 7:04:40 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: DogByte6RER

Depends on what you consider retirement. My dad just tore up his calf a bit riding his bicycle. peeled some skin when he slipped on the pedals. He is 85 and a knee replaced in February.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’m looking forward to my retirement in 4 years.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 7:05:50 PM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: DogByte6RER

So the gov’t will take your retirement money and hold it for you for your own good?


14 posted on 06/12/2013 7:08:09 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ll work just as long as the govt workers work.....they retiring with their obscene pensions and benefits while we private industry workers have to keep trudging on, just doesn’t seem very “fair”.....


15 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: DogByte6RER

this agrees with what I have observed thoughout my life.

I have lost track of how many people have dropped dead that I’ve known not long after they retired.


16 posted on 06/12/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Still working at 72. Finished my BA last year (summa cum laude). Been a member of the Texas State Guard for the last four years. I still work 6 or 7 days a week. I got big medical bills, but I ain’t quitting yet.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 7:24:34 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: DogByte6RER

That phrase was on a whiteboard in a lady’s office that she was moved into. The previous occupant wrote it and had been long gone to another job.

She had no clue what it meant or the history behind it. She is in early 60s.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 7:30:44 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

A bud of mine had the same problem. He offered himself as a consultant for a small fee. Some of his former customers hired him. The others quit calling.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 7:33:16 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DogByte6RER

These Progressives can be so hypocritical .... UN says to eat bugs and insects (like starving Ethiopians) but does not have bug and insect meals available or mandated, Bloomberg wants to ban all guns but is wealthy enough and holds a position where armed thugs are supplied or purchased, and I’m sure this dude will retire at 50 with everything he has managed to steal.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 7:40:43 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The Administration has been consistent in all appointments... all are pathological liars!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I’ve been retired for 15 years and love it.

You see, I don’t have the need for someone to tell me what to do everyday (that’s called “work”). I set my objectives and work at the pace I like.

Obviously, not everyone agrees.


21 posted on 06/12/2013 7:59:21 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: DogByte6RER
"RAMMING SPEED!"
22 posted on 06/12/2013 7:59:23 PM PDT by 444Flyer (How long Oh LORD?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I have lost track of how many people have dropped dead that I’ve known not long after they retired.

I would bet that those are the people who lacked the imagination to come up with ideas as to how to occupy their time.

23 posted on 06/12/2013 8:02:22 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: DogByte6RER

I retired at 53. I am now 64 and I have only one regret... I should have retired 10 years sooner.

I like every day being just another Saturday.


24 posted on 06/12/2013 8:04:13 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: MacMattico

My grandfather was healty until 79, when he died from a superbug in a hospital where he went in with a very minor problem. He told me that he had friends who retired and their idea of retiring was drinking beer and watching the Cubs on TV. Generally, they were dead in 2-3 years. My grandfather was always doing “something” creative or constructive after he retired, for himself or for others. He was NEVER bored. I have never forgotten this.


25 posted on 06/12/2013 8:19:03 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: DogByte6RER
In a few years Osama Obama...at the age of about 60...will be retired.He'll have a government pension of $400K/yr (plus,IIRC).He'll live better than 99.9% of Americans and 99.99% of the world's population.All that for about 8 years of what he calls "work".*Life* will kill ya,Comrade...nobody leaves this earth alive.

Take your theories about heath and household economics and shove them where your boyfriend sticks his...

26 posted on 06/12/2013 8:29:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: OldPossum
"Obviously, not everyone agrees."

You gotta wife to supervise you and set your agenda?

27 posted on 06/12/2013 8:44:16 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Gator113
"I like every day being just another Saturday."

Just think; you spend as many hours a day slaving for the benefit of the gov't as the Takers do.

It's only fair.

28 posted on 06/12/2013 8:46:46 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: DogByte6RER

I feel bad for people who don’t like their jobs. I’ve been working since I was 16 and I’ve liked every job I’ve had, including washing dishes in restaurants, loading baggage onto airplanes and shagging carts at a grocery store. Now I’m a regional manager and I’m always looking for more responsibility, more things to “be in charge of.” I’ve been working for well over 30 years now and I’m not even thinking about retirement. In fact, I would be more than happy to work until the end of my life. Sitting around collecting a pension check has no appeal to me whatsoever.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 8:46:47 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: DogByte6RER

Been retired twenty years this year and love it - especially since I don’t have to put up with the kinds of workplace atrocities I did in the past, like affirmative action, hostile work environments, sexual harassment, and having more and more tax money taking out of my wages the more I made........


30 posted on 06/12/2013 8:56:03 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: DogByte6RER

Retirement is deadly!!!

We still work and i’m 76 and my wife is 75.

My dad finally did retire on his 80th birthday.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 9:07:00 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: DogByte6RER
People assume "work" means being under the control of someone else directly. "Education", in the context of the article in question, could be rendered "indoctrination", as intelligent, independent thinkers lacking the system's vaunted imprimatur are not desired on account of their independence. Such is the ovine thinking of the milieu.

Another way is to sacrifice everything one owns and holds dear for the pursuit of a dream that will make others' lives measurably better. This is the austere path of the arctic fox pursuing his prey amidst a bleak backdrop. It's up to him alone to catch it.

32 posted on 06/12/2013 10:03:03 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: MacMattico

BIG BUMP to your post no 11, Mac.


33 posted on 06/13/2013 12:25:19 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: batterycommander

Good for you Battery Commander.

Don’t quit.


34 posted on 06/13/2013 12:27:34 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: DogByte6RER

I think those that do not do well in retirement are those that confused who they are with the job they do.

Their life and identity is their work. No matter how bad or stressful the work is, it is a major part of them. They have never learned to separate work from life.

I began preparing myself for retirement about ten years before it happened. I looked around for things I wanted to do but never had time for. I slowly backed away from work taking more time for myself and my family.

By the time I actually quit working and began my retirement it was an almost seamless transition. It has been six years and I am busy every day. I do not miss my job as it was not really who I was.

As someone else mentioned, it is not retirement that kills you, it is the inactivity.


35 posted on 06/13/2013 4:29:39 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I’m “brokering” product via other resellers and splitting the margins. Beer money, mostly...


36 posted on 06/13/2013 4:53:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Paladin2
You gotta wife to supervise you and set your agenda?

But of course!

Seriously, we both recognize that we have joint responsibility for taking care of our place. And we do. OTOH, I have my own interests and I pursue them.

37 posted on 06/13/2013 4:58:03 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: dalereed
Retirement is deadly!!!

No, it does not have to be. Only for those lacking in imagination as to what to do with their time. I would perhaps add those who somehow need someone to tell them what to do.

38 posted on 06/13/2013 5:03:29 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Cindy

Thank You :)


39 posted on 06/13/2013 6:05:23 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

You very welcome.


40 posted on 06/13/2013 11:02:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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I will never stop working. Gotta continue to make $$$ for the FReepathons!


41 posted on 06/13/2013 11:05:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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